Australian radio show at heart of royal prank taken off air permanently
Australian 2Day FM radio DJs Michael Christian and Mel Greig express remorse for a prank phone call that went wrong.
January 28th, 2013
02:04 AM ET

Australian radio show at heart of royal prank taken off air permanently

An Australian radio show whose prank targeting Prince William's pregnant wife went horribly wrong has been taken off the air for good.

"The Hot30 Countdown" was suspended temporarily after the December prank, when the network expressed deep regret for the nurse who apparently committed suicide after routing through a call from the show's DJs to the royal ward.

Over the weekend, the show was permanently taken off the air.

The show's Facebook page directed listeners to the show's replacement called "The Bump."

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Jenna Bush says baby on the way
Jenna Bush Hager says she is expecting her first child sometime early in 2013.
December 12th, 2012
10:00 AM ET

Jenna Bush says baby on the way

Is there something in the water here and across the pond? Just days after the announcement that Britain's Prince William and wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting, former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager revealed that she, too is awaiting a new arrival.

Hager said Wednesday on NBC's "Today Show" that she was "nervous and so excited" to be expecting her first child, due sometime in the spring of 2013. The baby will be a first grandchild for former President George W. Bush.

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December 11th, 2012
10:07 AM ET

Prank call radio station to donate funds to nurse's family

The Australian radio station which made a prank call to a UK hospital that apparently resulted in the death of a nurse said Tuesday that it would donate at least 500,000 Australian dollars (US$524,000) to a fund for the nurse's family.

Jacintha Saldanha apparently committed suicide after being duped by the prank call from two DJs seeking information on Prince William's pregnant wife, Catherine.

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Kate Middleton is pregnant, palace confirms
December 3rd, 2012
11:13 AM ET

Kate Middleton is pregnant, palace confirms

Britain's Prince William and Catherine Middleton are expecting their first child after 19 months of marriage, the palace announced Monday.

The royal revelation came as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was admitted to a central London hospital with acute morning sickness. She is expected to be there for several days, the palace announcement said.

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William and Kate visit Far East
September 17th, 2012
11:21 AM ET

Angry royals take Kate's topless photo battle to court

More topless photos of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, spilled into public view Monday as Britain's royal family planned to ask a French court to stop further publication of the pictures.

The legal battle raged while the duchess and her husband, Prince William, carried on with an official tour of the South Pacific, including meetings with Solomon Islanders - some of them topless.

The new photos were published Monday by the Italian gossip magazine Chi, which is owned by the same company that last week published several pictures of a topless Catherine sunbathing in private during a vacation at a private chateau belonging to William's uncle in Provence, in southern France.

The grainy images, shot from a distance, show Catherine on a balcony and appear to be no more revealing than those published last week by the French magazine Closer, the Guardian newspaper reported.

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Gotta Watch: The year in weddings
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wave to spectators after their wedding.
December 23rd, 2011
09:09 AM ET

Gotta Watch: The year in weddings

From the Prince William to Kim Kardashian, it seemed like weddings made headlines all year. Here are some of our favorite unusual weddings from 2011.

Noble nuptials — This wedding took place in April, but excitement for this event was high from New Year’s Day. Some people in the states hadn’t been this eager for a royal wedding since Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer in 1981. Many felt their son William’s wedding to Catherine Middleton lived up to the hype. Take a look back at Catherine’s stunning dress and the iconic balcony kiss.

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Before the Aston Martin, there was Kate Middleton's VW Golf
Before her wedding day ride in this vintage Aston Martin, Kate Middleton's ride was a VW Golf.
July 25th, 2011
01:44 PM ET

Before the Aston Martin, there was Kate Middleton's VW Golf

If a commemorative tea set just won't cut it, collectors of royal memorabilia may still have a shot at snagging Kate Middleton's beat-up old Volkswagen Golf.

According to the eBay listing for the car, the bidding for Princess Catherine's pre-royal chariot, which she bought in 2001, got up to ÂŁ48,100, which comes out to a little more than $78,000.

The bidding ended before getting up to the seller's minimum asking price, which is not disclosed on the page.

According to the seller's description, the car comes with documentation showing that it was passed from Middleton to her brother before the family sold it as part of an exchange with car dealer Al Brazil, the seller's father.

On Yahoo Autos, 2001 Golfs are going for between $5,000 and $8,000.

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